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Effects of Land-Cover Change, Floods, and Stream Position on Geomorphic Processes - Implications for Restoration Activities

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Hayes D.F.Hayes D.F.

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Abstract

A geomorphic study for North Fish Creek, a northern Wisconsin tributary to Lake Superior was analyzed to determine the hydrologic and geomorphic changes caused by clear-cut logging and agricultural activity. Discharge magnitude estimated with HEC-2 for full-channel capacities indicate that modern full-channel discharges are about twice as large as pre-1946 full-channel discharges. Flood-plain deposition rates were high along the transitional main stem after European settlement. Restoration and protection activities would be most effective if focused on watershed practices to reduce runoff and on channel restoration that reduce buff and bank erosion in the upper and transitional main stems.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Effects of Land-Cover Change, Floods, and Stream Position on Geomorphic Processes - Implications for Restoration Activities
ISBN:
0784405816
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the 2001 Wetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference
First page:
537
Last page:
550
Number of Pages:
14
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 2001 Wetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference
Conference Location:
Reno, NV
Conference Date:
27 August 2001 through 31 August 2001